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Cummins24
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Projectile question

Postby Cummins24 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:51 pm

New to reloading as a matter fact Ive yet to reload any ammo. I purchased some 115gr round nose TMJ .355 projectiles but when I received them I weighed them an they don’t weigh 115gr their actually 113gr and as far as base measurement it’s not .355 either more like .352, .353 some are not even perfectly round at the base since I take one measurement and get .353 spin the projectile some and remeasure and get .357 so am I screwed or can these be salvaged by a Lee resizing die? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Projectile question

Postby AndyC » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm

Not an issue at all - load 'em, shoot 'em; they'll run just fine.
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Re: Projectile question

Postby rotor » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:16 pm

Glad AndyC gave an answer as I was not sure.
I measured the following on some of my bullets.
Remington 115 gr UMC FMJ
115.7
115.5
115.7
115.1
115.0

All measured .3545 at the base

Next were Winchester 124 FMJ
124.0
124.0
123.7
123.8
123.7


All measured .3545 at the base

All of mine appeared uniformly round at the base. I guess the final answer will be when you try them. Weight variations I expect but diameter measurements I would think would be more uniform. Let us know how they work. Do you want to tell us what brand they are?


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Re: Projectile question

Postby ET-Ret » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:40 pm

I am going to say i have shot cast bullets that were not perfect and I think a lot of the cast bullet man
say if you not shooting for record and just plinking shoot them all and don't worry about it.
Match shooting is a different matter. I don't shoot for record and I don't worry about it
Super hot loads I use Speer, Hornaday even have a few Norma left from a by gone day. Some days
I forgot early Lyman books said 22 grains of 2400 with 429421 linotype were just fine. I think the books have backed off
of that load. That pales to the S&W 500.

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